India for a stable South Asia: Singh

New Delhi, October 18:

Political stability and human development in the South Asian sub-continent are strategic concerns of India, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said here today.

“India is sandwiched between volatile neighbours,” Singh said, adding: “Unequal development in the sub-continent and its effects have posed a challenge for us and to the region as a whole.”

Singh was addressing the Combined Commander Conference.

“India cannot see any nation becoming a failed state,” Singh said without mentioning any particular country.

South Asian nations as a whole are meeting almost the same fate, he said. “We are thinking of accommodating our neighbours in our economic prosperity and providing them cooperation by giving them importance, but for that an adjustment in our domestic policy is necessary,” Singh said.